Narratives of Jerusalem and its Sacred Compound

Reiter, Yitzhak
June 2013
Israel Studies;Summer2013, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p115
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of Israeli and Palestinian national narratives surrounding the sacred compound in Jerusalem, variously known as The Temple Mount or the al-Aqsa compound. Particular focus is given to the relationship between religious symbols and national identities in these narratives. Details on the roles of these narratives in the larger Arab-Israeli conflict are presented. Topics discussed include the Jewish First and Second Temples and the Dome of the Rock.


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